Semana Santa article republished from John Swanson, Broker Boardwalk Realty
I would like to take the time in this article to tell you about this incredible Fería in Puerto Vallarta. Every year, the town wears a totally different feeling during Semana Santa. In fact, this is one National Holiday week, full of tradition and spirituality.
Where does this tradition come from?
Semana Santa, knows as Holy Week is the annual Christian commemoration of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. The date of the celebration is variable, between March and April depending on the year, according to the moon calendar. During the Holy Week there are numerous samples of popular religiosity throughout the world, highlighting the processions and their devotion.
Semana Santa: Holy week, Mexican taste!
Every day of the week since Domingo de Ramos to Domingo de Pascua (Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday), have a very respected and important signification in the Catholic religion. Indeed, each day represents a step in the Christ life. From his arrival in Jerusalem to his resurrection. Usually Mexicans celebreted each days with processions and mass. This year, the Semana Santa will start on March 25 to April 1. In some places, the Catholic processions are mixed with ancestral Mexican traditions; making this religious week a fabulous mix of cultures.
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